What is my child learning in their Computing sessions? Digitally, you keep everyone informed.

Has your Computing, or any other subject that you lead, Questionnaire been sent out to parents yet? I would wager a large stake that the question, “I am aware of what my child is learning in their Computing sessions” is features on it. I would wager a slightly smaller stake that the majority of parents […]

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Assessment Rubrics to reinforce Home/ School Learning Support Partnership

Who remembers ‘Layered targets’? You know, the must, should and could’s. Originally these were issued to inspire self-motivation. To get children to push themselves by tackling the must then, when completed, to move on to the should and could rather than sit back and celebrate the first success. Initially a good thought. Though, as with […]

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Wiliam’s Formative assessment approach and my implementation of it

Dylan Wiliam is Deputy Director and Professor of Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London.  Formerly of King’s College London, Dylan was a co-author of Inside the Black Box – a seminal publication on the role of assessment as a formative element in learning. Quoted from: http://www.journeytoexcellence.org.uk/resourcesandcpd/biographies/biogdylanwiliam.asp In his book entitled Embedded Formative Assessment, […]

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The Role of Google Classroom in a true Blended Learning journey

Google Classroom is fantastically-easy, user-friendly Learning Dashboard. It allows educators to easily create groups to share announcements or assignments. It obviously integrates with Google Drive and YouTube but any files can be attached and shared to the group either a copy individually or a single copy issued (viewing or editing permissions can be set if […]

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